Archive for January 2018

Piano Q&A: How can I impress my piano teacher?

For today’s Q&A, I’m digging into the past – I’ve got a giant page of requests and questions from you, so I delved into the archives. Today’s question is one I answered very briefly once upon a time, but thought it would be fun to expand upon.

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My Favorite RCM Grade 4 Pieces (12 Selections)

Today’s video is a selection of 12 RCM Grade 4 pieces that I particularly enjoy. In the video, I discuss why these are my favorites, the challenges of playing them, and a quick recording so you can hear what it sounds like.

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My Favorite Grade 4 Piano Books (RCM/ABRSM)

In today’s video, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Grade 4 piano books. These books have pieces that are either in the RCM syllabus or ABRSM syllabus for grade 4 (and I’ll make note of which is which as we go).

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All About Grade 4 Piano (RCM and ABRSM)

In today’s video, we’re going to talk all about grade 4 piano through the RCM, as well as grade 4 piano with the ABRSM. These are two major systems of grading, exams and levels in the piano world.

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Piano Q&A: Do you need talent to be good at the piano?

Today’s question comes from my piano students, and it’s something I’ve discussed with various students on multiple occasions. Do you need talent to be good at the piano? Is talent for some, and not for others? And what is talent, anyway?

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New year piano challenge: 40 pieces a year club

Now that we’re into the new year, it’s fun to start thinking about resolutions and challenges for the upcoming year (2018). I figured this would be the perfect time to do a video on the “40 pieces a year challenge”. In today’s video we’ll discuss this challenge, why I think it’s a great idea, and…

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